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A visit to Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France!

by Michelle September 12, 2015

So this actually happened in August but I’ve been so busy I haven’t gotten to writing it until now. I haven’t been able to do that much travelling because of my internship other than weekend trips, so I’m lucky that Paris is only 3 hours away by train! I went to Paris for my birthday earlier this year in April, […]

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Is German customer service really that bad? (My experiences including a horrifying story involving Clever Fit München Mitte)

by Michelle August 26, 2015

Germany has always had a bad rep when it comes to customer service. In fact, many people refer to their lack of customer service as a service desert.” When I first moved to Germany, I really braced myself for this, and was surprised that it wasn’t as bad as I expected. I mean it’s not even in the same ballpark […]

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10 tips for succeeding in a Skype interview

by Michelle August 13, 2015

One of the best ways of traveling and seeing a new country is no doubt working abroad. Sure there’s plenty of other ways like backpacking, studying or volunteering abroad, but I love working abroad because it not only exposes you to so much cultural aspects of a country and helps to finance your stay (and weekend trips!), but also it’s […]

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Dutch City Guides: Utrecht, Rotterdam, Maastricht

by Michelle July 31, 2015

Before moving to the Netherlands, I’ve definitely been guilty of forgetting that there’s more to the country than just Amsterdam. Even with my friends abroad, although I’ve mentioned that I currently live in Utrecht, almost all of them tend to always ask me, “how’s Amsterdam?” While Amsterdam is no doubt a really amazing city, for those planning a visit to […]

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General Observations about the Dutch

by Michelle July 7, 2015

Since I’ve been living in the Netherlands for almost 3 months now (it goes by so fast!), I thought a post about the Netherlands is in order. When I moved to Germany, I already knew tons of stereotypes and cultural facts about the country so their “foreignness” was quite easy to understand. Although I’ve been to the Netherlands (well Amsterdam) […]

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My horrible experience with Nestpick and why I’ll never use them again

by Michelle June 21, 2015

When I was searching for apartments in Amsterdam and Utrecht, I discovered a website called Nestpick. For those of you who haven’t heard of Nestpick, it’s a site that lets you look for rooms online that are placed on the website by “verified” landlords. If you find one you like, you pay a deposit on the room and the landlord […]

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My trip to Amsterdam in April (and a guide to the Dutch Holiday Working Visa)

by Michelle May 31, 2015

After getting my internship offer, one of my major hurdles was figuring out how to work in the Netherlands. While I have a residence permit that lets me live and work in Germany, unfortunately that doesn’t extend to the rest of the EU countries. Luckily as a Canadian and under 30 years old, you can get a Holiday Working Visa […]

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Going Dutch! My move to the Netherlands and scoring my dream internship!

by Michelle May 12, 2015

April was definitely a month of changes. Since the beginning of March, I had been applying for internships. Originally I looked into internships with political organizations but as it turned out, doing a major in politics and even getting lots of A’s in my poli sci classes is not enough to beat out the intense competition. Afterwards I thought, what […]

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Paris, Part III (Versailles!)

by Michelle May 7, 2015

This is the last of the Paris series! I decided to group my 3rd and last day of Paris together in one post since I’m a bit behind in my posts…I’m currently living in the Netherlands and am really excited to give you guys all the updates in my next post! The palace of Versailles has been a place I’ve […]

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Paris, Part II

by Michelle April 30, 2015

The second day when we were in Paris was also my birthday. Turning 26 was pretty scary – especially that moment when you realize that now you’re closer to 30 than 20! It was similar to when I was 19 and was anticipating that big turn to 20, where I’ll no longer be a teen. I still remember then I […]

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